June 30th is the last day to apply to the Hicks Honors College.
It is not required; however, it is highly recommended. Living in the Honors First Year LLC builds a community that lasts throughout your college career and, hopefully, beyond.
In high school you get quality points because the class is more advanced and requires more work - it is both faster and more. Honors at UNF also gives you more, but in a different way. We take the best of challenging advanced work and use active and experiential learning techniques to make the subject more project-based, more applied, and more experiential. Some classes replace large traditional General Education offerings with smaller classes that have a more focused theme and an interdisciplinary basis, others are a part of your major but involved research or applied projects, and still others include a trip abroad or the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member on your own research or a joint project.
In order to get the most out of the Hicks Honors College Experience, we ask you to pay a small supplement of $150 before you begin the program (it will be added to your bill before the first-year student retreat in August). Please be aware that the supplement is
a mandatory fee, but is a small one-time payment that enriches the Honors experience by providing branded apparel and gear; paying for some activities and food that are part of the Honors retreat; offsetting some of the administrative costs of the retreat and first-year experience; paying for supplies for events and activities throughout your time in the program; and covering the cost of medallions and other awards in recognition of your success in the program. The supplement can also be paid with your scholarships and financial aid—it will appear on your bill as HPEX. If you wish to opt out, you may certainly still participate in Honors, but some of the materials and activities may not be available to you. If circumstances are such, however, that you feel you must opt out because of financial limitations, please contact us before you do so.
There are some Honors courses that have special requirements that necessitate an additional fee that is essentially a lab or travel fee. For example, students enrolled in the First Year Colloquium course are required to pay a $40 fee to cover the costs associated with special course materials. Each semester, any extra fees associated with a particular class will be clearly identified in the course descriptions that we send out to all students several weeks before the registration date.
The Honors move-in day is August 18th, the Wednesday before classes start. Housing charges a $50 early move-in fee that all Honors students living on campus must pay to participate in the Retreat. This is a special opportunity for Honors students to move in two days ahead of the general campus population.
All fees are non-refundable and will be added to the student's account prior to Fall Semester. If you have a question regarding these fees, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Honors Retreat begins on Wednesday, August 18th when first year Honors students move in. It is a three day event designed to familiarize students to campus and get to know their fellow Honors students.
All of that information can be found on our application page.